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    Hi guys.

    i am just trying to sort out a problem here, on lane 13 there is a funny problem with the sweep, like as it comes down on the first sweep of each frame, it will go in half way, jam, and then 10 secs later it will carry on doing its job.
    Now i think that the problem is to do with the Breaking system, as if like something is sticking and should be oilied up?
    appreciate any feedback :p

  • #2
    Re: Sweep Jam

    Originally posted by hookbowler:try greasing up the joints and tightening the screws?
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    • #3
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      is that the solution? or are you taking the piss out of me like everyone on here does?

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      • #4
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        could be a bad cam switch or the sweep cams need adjusting.
        SGT
        U.S. Army/AVN
        Retired

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        • #5
          Re: Sweep Jam

          Definitely start with the cams and switches... it's easy enough, and that sounds like you might have an intermittent timing problem. Possibly TB or SC has a problem. Interlock isn't a nonreversible condition... if the sweep or table get out of the way fast enough, the machine can keep running. If one of the switches is 'bumped' during a cycle, it can cause a hang like that. Dirty switch contacts can do that, too.

          Keep us posted...
          <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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          • #6
            Re: Sweep Jam

            Well, it has been doing it for some time without us noticing, there is wear where the pins have been scraping the sweep.

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            • #7
              Re: Sweep Jam

              What is this guy talking about, he obviously has no idea.

              Frank
              always doing my best.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by brunswickbowler:
                pack them up. then put 1 on a crate. cover it in a few sheets of polethene, then cover it in some chipboard. FRAGILE.
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                • #9
                  Re: Sweep Jam

                  i am with GMan143, cam switches or settings or springs on cam switches.sometimes people screw the TB right out so that the interlock is bypassed.
                  maister

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sweep Jam

                    ok, well ill try tomorrow, look for stuff metioned on here like contacts/connecters being dusty/loose

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sweep Jam

                      I'm still not sure if he's working on a 30 or a70. The way it was decribed it sounds like a frankstien mix of both.
                      They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sweep Jam

                        Originally posted by lafarge:
                        I'm still not sure if he's working on a 30 or a70. The way it was decribed it sounds like a frankstien mix of both.
                        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">In an earlier post he said they were 82-45's! Apparently they DO exist. See <a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014" target="_blank">http://www.bowltech.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003417#000014</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a>

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sweep Jam

                          Hookbowler:

                          If you have an 82-70 pinspotter, you need to read how to adjust the sweep cams. Sounds like the right cam (10 pin side which has two cams together} has moved on the shaft. You need to loosen the jam bolt and rotate the cam backwards. (the top of the cam will be moving towards the rear of the machine)

                          Make sure that you unplug the sweep motor before you do any adjustments. Rotate the cam 1/4 inch at a time until the sweep softly rests above the pindeck. This is called first guard position.

                          Let us know how it turns out.
                          Mike
                          Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sweep Jam

                            Hookbowler, status report. You still letting that sweep slam onto the deck or what. Keep us posted.
                            Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sweep Jam

                              Hookbowler has left the building... courtesy of a size 11, owned by Mr. Mike Wilson.

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